Q: When fishing in Kerry, Ireland, in darkness, I caught three bass in succession, then it suddenly stopped. I know bass come closer in during darkness, but are they spooked more easily at night/early morning?
JOHN DANSIE, BY EMAIL
HG says: I don’t think so, unless you are shining lights all over the water and wading around noisily in calm conditions.
Bass can come in so close at night, and, due to this, it is worth keeping quiet when possible, with headlamps off.
If you need to change lures, turn away from the water and use the red bulb in your headlamp if you have it.
Perhaps the food source that the bass you found were feeding on moved on, and the bass followed?